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Justice Malala Named One of South Africa’s Top 10 Speakers

Let Them Eat CakeThe International Meetings Review recently named Justice Malala one of the top 10 speakers in the country.

The author of Let Them Eat Cake, who has a well-earned reputation as an astute political analyst and commentator, joins Pieter-Dirk Uys, Debora Patta and JSE director Vusi Thembekwayo on the list.

The International Meetings Review consulted Paul McConnon of the Unique Speaker Bureau for the winning qualities of a good public speaker, which include “professionalism and the ability to stay relevant in a changing world”.

Read the article to find out why Malala is one of South Africa’s best speakers:

Justice Malala

Justice Malala is one of South Africa’s most respected political analysts and newspaper columnists. As an award-winning former paper editor, Malala currently heads up Avusa’s stable of 56 magazines. Aside from this, he also writes for The Times and Financial Mail, presents a weekly political talk show – The Justice Factor on eNews – and is a resident analyst for eTV and eNews. On top of this, Malala has still managed to give talks and act as a political advisory for international and local institutions like JP Morgan, Liberty, Lehman Brothers and Edcon.

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Sampie Terreblanche Expresses His Concern at Deepening Inequality in South Africa

Lost in TransformationIn an article for the Dutch publication Trouw, Sampie Terreblanche, author of Lost in Transformation, laments the current state of extreme economic inequality in South Africa. Terreblanche says that the legacy of apartheid is to blame, but that the ANC government, who have ruled since 1994, should also take some responsibility.

Even under Nelson Mandela’s leadership, Terreblanche said, a small black middle class had started to enrich themselves, while the poor remained poor. According to Terreblance, the possibility that Cyril Ramaphosa, a wealthy businessman, will become vice president also does not bode well.

Zuid-Afrika is het land met de grootste economische ongelijkheid ter wereld, op een paar ministaatjes na. Emeritus hoogleraar economie Sampie Terreblanche waarschuwt voor een gewelddadige ontsporing van de Zuid-Afrikaanse samenleving.

Zijn boek verscheen twee weken voor het bloedbad bij Marikana vorig jaar waarbij Zuid-Afrikaanse agenten 34 stakende mijnwerkers doodschoten. De stakers beschuldigden de politie ervan de belangen van de economische elite te verdedigen. Een elite waartoe ook de momenteel in het ziekenhuis opgenomen Nelson Mandela behoort.

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